In one of my flickr searches I discovered this phenomenal chuppah, not knowing that there was an even more wonderful history behind it:
From the bride, I learned: It was made using dozens of old handkerchiefs that belonged to my husband's mother and grandmother. A friend sewed them together for us to use for our chuppah. It was beautiful - the sunlight streamed through it and it was just light and breezy. Not to mention that it held such personal meaning.